Reference against Sharif family will be filed within due time: NAB

Muhammad Irfan 11:11 PM | 30 Aug, 2017
Reference against Sharif family will be filed within due time: NAB
ISLAMABAD - The Director General Operations National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Zahir Shah said on Wednesday, while addressing a press conference, that the reference against the Sharif family will be filed within due time.

The stance of all the institutions in the Panama case has been recorded, he said and added that the statements of Sharif family members are present with the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which was formed to probe former Nawaz Sharif's assets.

On July 28, the Supreme Court had ordered NAB to file a reference against Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar within six weeks. The NAB had prepared to file the reference and even recorded the statement of Wajid Zia, head of JIT, after a court order.

However, the former prime minister and Ishaq Dar failed to appear before NAB after they were summoned. Instead, the two politicians had sent a letter to the bureau, through their legal counsel, stating that they will not appear until a verdict on the review petitions, filed in the SC against Panamagate, is announced.

Shah also claimed that it is not within the organisation’s jurisdiction to put anybody’s name on the Exit Control List (ECL). On Dr Asim’s case, he explained that the SC rejected NAB’s appeal and Dr Asim was given permission to travel abroad.

He added that a reference against former president Asif Ali Zardari was filed by the accountability bureau in 1998. Unfortunately, this record did not become part of the investigation against Zardari, he added.

During the press conference, NAB Deputy Chairman Imtiaz Tajwar remarked that working against one politician is hard as the politician then openly bad mouths the institution.

“NAB is working to the best of its abilities,” said Tajwar, adding “we listen to criticism against us and work towards improving ourselves.”

Many of our officers are being threatened yet we are determined in our mission, added Tajwar.

Muhammad Irfan

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on May 29, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on May 29, 2023 (Monday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 307.9 311.15
Euro EUR 330 333
UK Pound Sterling GBP 381 384.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 84.6 85.4
Saudi Riyal SAR 82.6 83.4
Australian Dollar AUD 201 203
Bahrain Dinar BHD 762.21 770.21
Canadian Dollar CAD 225.5 227.5
China Yuan CNY 40.6 41
Danish Krone DKK 41.39 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.6 36.95
Indian Rupee INR 3.47 3.58
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.20
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 932.2 941.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.42 63.02
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.98 178.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.14 26.44
Omani Riyal OMR 744.58 752.57
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.73 79.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 215 217
Swedish Korona SEK 26.73 27.03
Swiss Franc CHF 316.34 318.84
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 29 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,800 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs202,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Karachi PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Islamabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Peshawar PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Quetta PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Sialkot PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Attock PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Gujranwala PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Jehlum PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Multan PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Bahawalpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Gujrat PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Nawabshah PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Chakwal PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Hyderabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Nowshehra PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Sargodha PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Faisalabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Mirpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505


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